BFI Film Academy 2019 - Deadline 26th October 2019

Want to make a short film and take your first step into the film industry? We are searching South Yorkshire for 20 talented, enthusiastic and hard-working 16-19 year olds, to take part in this year's BFI Film Academy at Showroom Cinema, Sheffield. We are particularly welcoming applications from those groups currently under-represented in the industry.

'I really enjoyed everything and there was such a range of speakers.' - BFI Film Academy Student 2018

'It's made me realise that I can work in film' - BFI Film Academy Student 2018

The course runs from Wednesday 6th November 2019 until Saturday 25th January 2019.

Deadline for Application: Saturday 26th October 2019, 1PM.

By taking part in the Film Academy, you will:

- Be immersed in all aspects of hands-on filmmaking which will help you to develop your  practical knowledge and skills working alongside industry professionals who are respected practitioners in their field.

- Gain a real insight into the exciting world of cinema, equipping you with skills and experience that are essential to becoming part of our future film industry.

- Watch a range of cinema from British Independent to specialised film and you will work in teams towards a practical film-based project spread across a ten week course.

- All participants will be working towards a recognised qualification from NCFE.

- You will become part of the BFI Film Academy Alumni and will be offered exclusive opportunities, advice and professional development.

To apply online please click here.

Alternatively if you would like to send your application by email, please download the Application Pack here and email it to

Alternatively, please send your application in the post to Sam Barnett at BFI Film Academy, Sheffield, The Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, S1 2BX.

BFI Film Academy Course Leader: Sam Barnett

Take a look at the films made on our previous film academy course here.

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